Visualizing the power grid

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NPR has built an interactive graphic detailing the United States’ power grid. [via Flowing Data]

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10 Responses to Visualizing the power grid

  1. BD says:

    There are at least 3 errors in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming on this map and I suspect more elsewhere.

  2. OM says:

    …The amazing thing is that there’s far fewer points of redundancy that I would have expected from a nationwide power grid. On the other hand, the real surprise is how devoid of major power feeds West Texas is.

  3. Jake0748 says:

    Agreed with #1, I’m sick of the criminalization of photography.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh shoot. Now the terrorists will know where the wires are.

  5. Jake0748 says:

    I believe its pronounced “wharrrs”.

  6. alowishus says:

    Perfect! Now the solar flares will know EXACTLY where to hit.

  7. jphilby says:

    Well. Didn’t all those comments just pierce the issues with light and clarity.

  8. Enochrewt says:

    #9: It’s to through off them there terr’sts.

  9. Secret_Life_of_Plants says:

    I like how this can be published, but you cannot take a picture of a building or a camera anymore.

  10. robotrevolution says:

    Did I hear someone say Power Grid?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Grid

    It’s a terrific board game and the map is pretty similar to NPR’s.

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